New motorcycle exhibits featured at Harley, Crawford museums

On April 16, the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee opens a new display featuring the 1957 Model FL ridden by Mexican stunt rider and racer Alfonso Sotomayor Canales. 

“Harley-Davidson’s history in Mexico dates back to at least 1913,” the museum noted in its announcement. “In the 1920s, the brand was more frequently spotted throughout Mexico City as the motorcycles proved popular with the local traffic police who would also perform stunts with their Harley-Davidson bikes. 

“After racing from the 1930s into the 1960s, Sotomayor launched his own stunt-riding career by performing the famed “Salto de la Muerte” or Jump of Death.

Alfonso Sotomayor Canales in action

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